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weedavie
2007-08-24 13:21:34
Mea Culpa
I'd like to apologise to the Sheefries, they've given me a lot of fun over the years. It's just I've only ever gone up them because they're there, not from that seductive feeling when you reach a summit and see further hills and know you've got to get there. The Sheefries have just been convenient but I'd still recommend them. P D Tempan says the hills have lost their names because they've lost their people. Ireland has always seemed heavily populated to me and I remember people saving the hay in the 60s fairly far up the glen from Durlass on the North side of the hills. There's still a working farm where the back road splits off at Doo Lough - maybe we should just go and ask.

Mountain names are fascinating. I'm still looking to meet PD's challenge to find a Carraun in Scotland. And here we have the usual mixture of the beautiful, Eididh nan Clach Geala - the web of the white stones, the bland, three principal summits in Glen Roy are all called Carn Dearg, and the disgusting, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain - the upland of the corrie of the little round blisters.
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Knockastia: Behind quarry
Fergalh 13 hours ago.
At Moate take road to the pretty village of Rosemount. Drive through village and turn left around west side of mountain. At quarry there is a sign for site of old church (N2401043352) proceed up t...

  
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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 3 days ago.
Since a big gorse fire in 2016, this hill is once more easily accessible to casual walkers and has been widely visited this summer. An easy approach is possible by taking the L6636 minor road off ...

  
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Onzy 23 hours ago.
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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV 4 days ago.
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Coastal Walk west of Mannin Bay
Onzy a day ago.
walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 107m, Area: Galway Coastal Hill (Ireland)

  
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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV 4 days ago.
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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc 6 days ago.
The recent damage to the Croghan Hill trig pillar is covered in an article in this week's Offaly Independent. The good news is that Offaly County Council plans to replace the damaged pillar to its...

  
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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV a week ago.
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Knockatagglemore
caiomhin 2 days ago.
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV a week ago.
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Knocknaskagh: The fast and the furious.
TommyV a week ago.
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Camlough Mountain: Army Dreamers
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker a week ago.
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